Benson, a former top-100 prospect on Baseball America's lists in 2011 and 2012, has struggled badly since reaching Triple-A Rochester last season. He is hitting just .192 this season and .187 overall in 70 games at the level.
The Twins were reportedly hoping his struggles would get him through waivers and off the 40-man roster.
Pettitte told reporters all went well in his bullpen session, and hopes to throw a simulated game soon. He does not have an exact timetable for that or his possible return from the disabled list. However, he has maintained in recent days that he should be able to return around June 1, when he is first eligible to come off the disabled list.
Price has not yet thrown since going on the disabled list with a triceps strain but hopes to do so soon.
Kuroda was hit on the calf by a line drive Wednesday against the Orioles.
Weaver has made just two starts this season, while recovering from a broken elbow in his non-pitching arm.
Toronto recalled pitcher
Weber allowed just two runs in nine innings of work for the Padres earlier in the season.
"We were just taking inventory," Ellis told the Los Angeles Times. "Asking questions and working our way through the extremities. The only thing I really felt, and I still feel it now, is from watching the replay his knee made contact with my forearm. I have a pretty good bruise in my right forearm."
Ellis expects to play Saturday, and he has sat out just nine games this season.
With Curtis Granderson headed to the disabled list with a fractured left pinky, the
Boesch appeared in 20 games earlier in the season for the Yankees, hitting just .209 in 43 at-bats. He did add four extra-base hits and five RBI to his line.
As expected, the
Granderson had played in just eight games after missing the first six weeks of the season due to a broken forearm. Brennan Boesch was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take his place on the roster.
Granderson was batting .250 with one home run prior to the injury. He is expected to be out four weeks.
Strop has allowed runs in each of his last two outings, raising his ERA for the season to 6.11. It is not clear how long he has been dealing with this injury.